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Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas
Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas
by Matthew Obrien
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Matthew Oand#8217;Brien is an author and journalist whoand#8217;s lived in Las Vegas since 1997. His first book, Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas, chronicles his adventures in the cityand#8217;s underground flood channels... (read more)

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Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstler is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine and is the author of eight novels. He now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.... (read more)

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The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
by Frank Wilson
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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
by Alan Ehrenhalt
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In The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City we travel the nation with Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanists, as he explains how America’s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or fail, and what this means for our future.... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
by Ruben Castaneda
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During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the countrys premier newspapers... (read more)

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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us)
by Tom Vanderbilt
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We've all been stuck in traffic and wondered Why me!? Tom Vanderbilt has the answers. If you are wondering why everyone in front of you is braking, or why it’s impossible to merge, he’ll tell you why. Traffic is a compulsively readable book. I could... (read more)

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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
by William Strauss
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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
by Rebecca Solnit
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If, like me, you've ever wondered how people can possibly survive the mental ordeal of a catastrophe like 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina, A Paradise Built in Hell will pique your curiosity — and reward it with a riveting examination of what happens to... (read more)

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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
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We now live in two Americas. One—now the minority—functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other—the majority—is retreating from a reality-based world into one... (read more)

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My Secret: A Postsecret Book
My Secret: A Postsecret Book
by Frank Warren
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From the creator of Wreck This Journal, comes an imaginative new project: fifty postcards that send you on a quest to reanimate everyday life. Leave notes in public for strangers, dream up a tiny imaginary world, summon magic powers, draw a portrait of... (read more)

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Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
by Peter Newman
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The authors of this spirited book don't b... (read more)

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Jurgen Habermas on Society and Politics:  A Reader
Jurgen Habermas on Society and Politics: A Reader
by Jurgen Habermas
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Here for the first time are Habermas's most important writings on society, the state, and social theory collected in one volume. For more than three decades Habermas has consistently attempted to supply foundations for a reconstructed Marxist social... (read more)

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Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology and Education
Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology and Education
by Neil Postman
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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
by Daniel Okrent
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of Americaand#8217;s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of Americaand#8217;s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G Burrows
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street,... (read more)

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A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
A Lifetime of Secrets: A Postsecret Book
by Frank Warren
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Who doesn't love that feeling of looking through someone else's mail without the risk of getting caught? Here, Warren presents another collection of intimate confessions, shared secrets, and endless pleasure for voyeurs and students of the human... (read more)

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
by Ronet Bachman
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Addresses cutting-edge research methods along with the substantive criminology and criminal justice issues those methods are used to analyze This text] covers what I want it to cover and is a lot more comprehensive than the other books. Plus, the... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Sprawl
A Field Guide to Sprawl
by Dolores Hayden
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A Field Guide to Sprawlwas selected by the urban web site Planetizen for its list of "Top Ten Books in Urban Studies" and by Discovermagazine for its list of "Top 20 Books in Science." Features on the book appeared in The New York Timesand the Boston... (read more)

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